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Ventura has addressed White Sox as individuals and as group

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Ventura has addressed White Sox as individuals and as group

MINNEAPOLIS -- Robin Ventura has delivered the message to the group and in person: the White Sox need to quickly improve.

The manager said Friday he’s met with players on an individual basis and in a group setting to make sure they understand the club isn’t satisfied with an 8-11 start. Catcher Tyler Flowers suspected after Thursday’s blowout loss that Ventura would address the team soon.

“You end up doing both,” Ventura said. “It’s also nice to have the individual conversation so they understand it just as well. But we’ve done both.”

Flowers also said Thursday that players have addressed each other as well during the 10-run loss. One focus of the White Sox offseason was the addition of players who were talented, but also have a strong clubhouse presence.

[MORE: Johnson lauds Ventura's managerial style]

“We have some new faces in here, some good leaders and a few things were said in the midst of the game,” Flowers said. “You know we kind of take care of it ourselves.”

Ventura likes that aspect. It’s why he wanted a solid veteran presence in the White Sox clubhouse, because he believes its effective to hear the message from both management and players.

“It helps to have players to do the same thing,” Ventura said. “As coaches we’re saying it all the time. It’s just as good when it comes form the players. It has to be the right players to do it. We have guys who are fed up with it, too.”

Yoan Moncada goes to Carolina Panthers preseason game: 'Don't understand anything'

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Yoan Moncada goes to Carolina Panthers preseason game: 'Don't understand anything'

Yoan Moncada just started his rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte and it didn’t take him long to enjoy a night in Charlotte.

The Knights had a home day game on Friday. Moncada went 1-for-5 in his first game action since suffering a hamstring strain on July 30.

With the Knights game ending in the afternoon, Moncada had the freedom to go to the Carolina Panthers preseason game at night.


The Panthers lost 27-14 to the Bills, but a peak at Moncada’s Instagram story from the day showed he may not have really understood what was going on.


The 24-year-old Cuban was decked out in a Panthers jersey. He still may be learning football though.

 

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White Sox Talk Podcast: The Bill Walton Game

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White Sox Talk Podcast: The Bill Walton Game

Bill Walton called the White Sox/Angels game with Jason Benetti, and for one night baseball broadcasting was turned upside down. Chuck Garfien and Ozzie Guillen talk about what Walton brought to the broadcast. Ozzie speaks with Walton on the pregame show. They play the best Walton clips of the night and much more.

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